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Outstanding news reporter George Putnam, star of the Prelinger Archives classic "Perversion for Profit", shares his true feelings about pornography in this heart-felt appeal to the public.
This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archive Mashups
Producer: Charles Keating
Audio/Visual: sound, color
Keywords: pornography; propaganda; parody
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Subject: The power of editing
If you watch the original material, the torturously slow and obsessive early sixties pamphlet against pornography - and, incidentally, all types of sexual behaviour "outside" heterosexual interplay in married couples, equated to some disease - before watching this piece of art, you fully realize something we are almost always oblivious.
The power of editing.
By carefully cut and paste, you can make someone say exactly the obverse of what he said, endorse whatever political statement you chose to pursue, transform even the most prurient propaganda into laughing stock.
It is a power that we should never forget, more so when we watch a "live feed" or a newsreel.
As long as there is a director, someone that choose the plan or which camera to use (in a TV station multicamera set-up), the cut of the image, the lighting of the set... what we are seeing is not the reality, but rather the image of reality that the director wants to promote.
Obviously, there is a down-side in this knowledge: once one get used to factor the director purposes behind the editing, and to recognize the technics at play, you can hardly watch television anymore.
Because, differently from this spoof and his cristalline honesty in reversing the message of the original work, they hardly tell you that they are trying to influence your ideas and believes.
They are pulling you by the ass, saying they are objective.
And that's something to be angry for.
Subject: Diversion for deviants
A short, humorous video clip. Using creative editing to change the message from an overbearing anti-smut tirade, to an enthusiastic sounding pro porno promo!
To fully appreciate the video, I recommend first watching 'Perversion for Profit' (the original film it was taken from.)
Ironically, the producer of Deep Throat was named Charles Keating. Or is it the same guy?
Subject: Funny stuff
Wow, it makes me want to stop wasting time looking at interesting old historical films and get in on the fun and kicks of porn!!
The original is, in its own way, just as funny, because of the completely bizarre way pornography is equated to communism.
Interesting that George Putman became very gay friendly to the point he had supported same sex marriages just before his death. This clip alone is proof that people can and DO change !!!
....Was Invented For The Weak To Keep Them In Control....The Thought Of Being Immortal Forever Is Flat Out Selfish & Stupid..When Your Dead Your Food For Maggots Like Every Other Living Thing On Thes Planet..! ....Get Your Nookie On Now..!
Subject: Oh c'mon, lighten up
I agree with ZYTHMER, one needs to see the original video for this one to be funny.
How hypocritical is this ? And how can you say, that guy is right ?
Subject: pathetic and degenerate
Porn kills children and women, corrupts men and destroys lives. This "parody" is the work of a true misanthrope who needs to get offline and go find a shrink or a priest, fast.
JD Kay -
Subject: Attention, Interest, Decision, Action...
Wow, this re-editied version of a classic anti-porn documentary now plays like a motivational sales presentation. It could only get better if say, Alec Baldwin was the pitch man!
dog from Nightwatch -
Subject: Fantastic !
A great re-edditing of an anti pronography suort subject, exterrmly clever!
Subject: Nice, short parody
If Putnam's crusade against porn was before your time (like me), then you should watch the original (two parts):
That's easier said than done, by the way. It's painful to watch the moral panic of the 1960's. However, you will laugh more at this movie when you know the original lines. There were a few uncensored pictures from the original clips that deserved to be in here. Oh well, maybe they couldn't be integrated seamlessly.
I'm glad this parody didn't last as long as the original.
Subject: Come Join The Fun... You Betcha!
This was AWESOME!!!! The best parody I have ever seen. Seamless and smooth.
Subject: Beautiful Editing!
Oh! The amazing trickery that can be done with editing. "Come Join the Fun" is a thing of beauty!
(Poor brsean...he didn't get the joke.)
Subject: What an excellent piece of work!
It's just a shame that you get comments like some of the one below from people who simply don't comprehend that the original was a twisted and slanted version of "the truth" (according to the message that the producers wanted to put out) using classic emotive, manipulative tactics such as "think of the children" and the politics of envy (a fat, cigar smoking "boss" raking in huge amounts of cash) to push their agenda.
This is the same mindset that produced the original of this film, the ones who wanted to "protect us" from ourselves by stopping us from looking at anything which (in their belief system) would "harm" us.
Their version of Freedom of Expression appears to be "freedom to say things that *we* agree with".
Well here's a quote to counter the ones below: "If you don't like it, don't look at it!"
"Be Strong. Be Pure. Be Faithful."? Or, as a satire of these attitudes once said:
Be Pure! Be Vigilant! BEHAVE!
Subject: Who is Behind the Porn Industry (Besides Satan)?
"Cui bono"? That is, "Who benefits"? Certainly not the consumer, since it is obvious by now that porn is highly addictive and ruins lives, relationships, families and, above all, destroys immortal souls destined for heaven. C.S. Lewis wrote that "there are people who are doing everything they can to keep our sexual passions inflamed in order to make a lot of money out of us. Because, as everyone knows, a man with an obsession is a man with very little sales resistance." And E Michael Jones, author and editor of "Culture Wars" Magazine, reveals some little-known facts about the Porn industry. He states in “Rabbi Dresner’s Dilemma”: "I quoted Al Goldstein, who said that Jews were involved in pornography because “Christ sucks,” and was termed an anti-Semite for quoting him. But then [Nathan] Abrams quotes me and presumably uses his article, which makes essentially the same points as mine, as reason for raise and tenure for his academic sinecure, whereas my article, the source of Abrams’ ideas, gets me banned from Catholic University. (E. Michael Jones, Anti-Semitism and Thought Control at Catholic University)
"The connection between Jews and pornography is like the connection between Jews and Bolshevism. Both are forms of revolutionary activity, ultimately traceable to Jewish concepts that have been secularized. Jews become involved in pornography for reasons similar to why they become involved in Communism, which is to say, not just because they happened to be Jews but because being Jewish as they and Sabbatai Zevi and Wilhelm Reich defined it found logical expression in producing pornography as a form of cultural warfare through moral subversion.
'Jews who came to America,' Elliott Abrams writes, 'were usually. . . not the most devout people in their communities' anyway. The decline in faith and morals, however, did not mean that they stopped defining themselves as Jews. Socialism and sexual liberation simply filled up the religious vessels from which the Torah had evaporated.
...The Israelis have recently shown themselves well-versed in what one could call the military use of pornography. At 4:30 PM on March 30, 2002, Israeli military forces took over Palestinian TV stations when they occupied Ramallah in the West Bank, immediately shutting them down. What followed was a little more unusual. Shortly after occupying the Al-Watan TV station, the Israeli forces began broadcasting pornography over its transmitter. Eventually, according to a report from The Advertiser, an Australian newspaper, the Israelis expanded their cultural offensive against the Palestinian people by broadcasting pornography over two other Palestinian stations, the Ammwaj and Al-Sharaq channels. ... The simple fact of the matter is that this incident simply cannot be explained according to the principles available in contemporary American culture. In order to understand the disparity between the official explanation of pornography and what might be termed its military use, we have to go back to the ancients.
The story of Samson and Delilah might be a good place to start. Israel was invincible militarily then too -- at least that part hasn't changed -- so the Philistines decided that they had to get at the Israelite leader by other than military means. Unable to defeat him in battle, they decided to seduce him sexually. Once Samson succumbed to Delilah's wiles, he lost his power, and Israel lost its leader. They could find him then not on the field of battle, but rather to use Milton's phrase 'eyeless in Gaza, grinding at the mill with slaves.'
The story of the Palestinian TV stations broadcasting pornography has a curiously Biblical ring to it. Having learned their lesson, the Israelis decided to turn the tables on their opponents, because they knew that a blind opponent is no opponent at all, and because they knew -- as the ancient Greeks knew -- that lust makes a man blind. St. Thomas Aquinas, giving voice to that same tradition over a millennium later said that lust 'darkens the mind.' Suddenly, Israel's use of pornography in their battle against the Palestinians isn't so inexplicable anymore because a blind opponent is a weak opponent. A blind opponent is no opponent at all." http://www.culturewars.com/2003/rabbidresner.html
In his new book Jones says:
"Jewish chutzpah was displayed no better than when Al Goldstein, the Jewish publisher of
Screw, was asked by Luke Ford why so many Jews were engaged in trafficking porn. Goldstein’s
answer was: “The only reason that Jews are in pornography is that we think that Christ sucks.
Catholicism sucks. We don’t believe in authoritarianism” (p. 1056). But there is a more practical reason Jews dominate pornography, for it is a means to revolution. As even Luke Ford admits:
“‘Why does porn attract so many non-Jewish Jews?’ Because ‘even when Jews live in a society that welcomes them instead of harassing them, many Jews hate the majority culture.’ Pornography
weakens the majority culture by moral subversion. Jews often lead in the application of new technology. That meant using high resolution photography, the VCR, and the Internet to deliver
pornography just as it meant dynamite, forgery, and smuggling to bring down the Czar in Russia”
(Jones, The Jewish Revolutionary Spirit and Its Impact on World History, p. 1055).
Here are a few good quotes on Porn and Purity:
Just say No to Porn.
Say Yes to Love.
Pray, and see www.Dads.com
God made you to be free and happy.
Don't submit to the slavery of Porn.
Porn destroys souls, relationships,
marriages, and societies.
Pornography Is Moral Pollution (PIMP)
It pleases God.
is Sexual Assault.
"Fashions will be introduced which will
offend God very much." (Our Lady of Fatima, 1917)
Wisdom will not enter a deceitful soul, nor dwell in a body enslaved to sin. (Wis 1:4)You must no longer live as the Pagans do ... darkened in understanding, alienated from the life of God ... Because of their hardness of heart, they have become callous and have handed themselves over to licentiousness for the practice of every kind of impurity to excess. That is not how you learned Christ. (Eph 4:17-20)
Fornication and all impurity must not even be named among you, as is fitting among saints. Let there be no filthiness, nor impure talk ... Be sure of this, that no fornicator or impure man ... has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no one deceive you with empty words, for it is because of these things that the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not associate with them, 8 for once you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord; walk as children of light. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. For it is a shame even to speak of the things that they do in secret. (Eph 5:3-8, 11-12)
Fornicators, Sex addicts, Perverts
will not inherit the Kingdom of Heaven. (Eph 5:5)
Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: fornication, impurity, passion, evil desire... On account of these the wrath of God is coming. (Col 3:5-6)
"More souls go to Hell because of sins of the flesh
than for any other reason. (Our Lady of Fatima, 1917)(See related articles on Fatima here at archive.org for the reason why.)
"Big Brother" wants you to be a sexually addicted slave to easier control you.
Please don't share your spiritual sickness with me--
Don't show me your Porn.
Don't tell me your dirty jokes.
Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God. (Mt 5:8)
Pray. Be Pure. Be Happy.
Be Strong. Be Pure. Be Faithful.
Subject: Cool Work
Nothing short of brilliant!!
Subject: oh geez
this is hilarious!!!
Subject: I can't stop laughing!
My God that's the funniest thing I've seen in ages! Such seamless editing of "Perversion for Profit"! Even the late night comics can't do it that well!
To quote a Robot Chicken Star Wars parody, "You made milk come out of my nose!"
Subject: Taken in context
You had to have been there. This guy was an arch conservative on an indie TV station in L.A. in the Fifties and Sixties. It was KTTV, and he was their news anchor and head of editorials.
George Putnam could have been a poster boy for the John Birch Society. So this 'edit' is very dark irony, not "ha-ha" funny. People have gotten so caccooned in PC mindsets that sly humor flies right over their heads. Google George Putnam and you'll see what I mean. Before Fox News and Wally George, he was the prototype.
silly and predictable ..
so you moved the words around like some negitiveland like attempt at humor.
Subject: A classic of detournment
Take a long-winded propaganda film against pornography, carefully clip sequences in the proper order, and you have the direct opposite of the original work: A film encouraging the promotion of pornography! A wonder to behold!
Subject: Very funny!
I thought it was very funny. Shows what can happen when a film is edited. Totally turn around the original message. Well done!
Subject: Not really that funny.
Aptly illustrates wasted talent.
Subject: Great editing!
Hiarious editing of the public domain film linked in the 'notes' section. It's amazing what you can do with editing. Very well done. Great staff pick!
Subject: Positively sublime!
I haven't laughed so hard in WEEKS. This may be the single most entertaining manipulation of public domain material I have seen in my life.
Subject: ...to make it sensational.
This is superb editing, wonderfully subversive art. I am biased here - I keep a link to this page on my porn site - but I love it.
Subject: Behind the Curtain
Gather 'round chillun & lemme tell ya a story.
Back around the turn of the 20th Century, movie makers discovered they could actually cut this stuff (film) and glue it back together again with the juice from eviscerated rabbits. When they did, Audiences walked out because of "jump cuts" in the action. If they couldn't see the Whole Thing, they didn't believe it. Then, somebody invented the close-up. Audiences walked out because they "couldn't see the feet" of the actors. (When you kiss someone, can you see their feet at the same time?) But, eventually everybody got used to the idea of filmmakers showing only what they wanted us to see.
Flash foreward 50-or-so years and the beginning of Television News. "Talkies" had actually been invented by then, but the sound track was recorded one second earlier on the film than the picture. If you wanted to "edit" the sound of a movie, there would be one-second of obvious "lip-flap" before the next bit of audio began. Audience sed "Ya can't fool us" and wouldn't buy the re-arrangement of reality. We got around that by cleverly creating a "B-Roll" of, ah, somewhat related material that we stuck on another projector and electronically punched-in to cover up all those messy lip-flap thingies in our New Version of "That's the way it is..." After a while, The People got used to that, too.
It was "our little secret" for a while.
With the coming of videotape in the 1970's, it all got a lot easier, because we could just "cut-in" or "cut-out" whatever suited us, and "cover" with exactly the images that we wanted to show. The People bought it. Whether it was true or not... who knew? (On the other hand, there are still people alive today who swear the Landing on The Moon was produced in Orlando by Mickey and Donald.)
And now computers can remake the Wizard of Oz with cast of Star Wars.
"Come JoinThe Fun" is Editing at it's finest level! An extra crank on my Movieola to Keating et al for a masterful trip that "ignores the man behind the curtain..."
Give me a couple of hours of CBS Noose, and I'll make Walter Cronkite a Hero of the Communist Party.
Subject: Perfect ending
I don't know what the intentions were with this remix, but for me, this is a film about editing, and it is perfect. It is able to completely invert the message of the original using slick methods, but then in the last segment, my favorite part, there is wink to the audience and we're allowed to take a peek behind the scenes. Exposing the nuts and bolts of editingÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂthrough editingÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂis very creative and effective.
Subject: Get your kicks!
You must watch the original "Perversion for Profit" on the Perlinger Archives before you can fully appreciate this film for what it is. Great job, you must work for CNN!
Subject: Reality of Freedom
Does one who has an opportunity to visit a store,
have the right to steal because they are free to do as they please? Does one have the right to beat
up on an individual because they are free? Does one have the right to harm children because they are free? Does one have the right to harm or do as
they please when they are free? Even oceans have boundaries. Blood in your arteries need boundaries. Walls are put up at times for reasons. We need to hear the truth, whether we like it or not! It is just like smoking, when you do something not only to yourself, but it is when that same cigarette harms others that increases the damage. Maybe we should be sueing pornagraphy
companies the same as we are sueing cigarette companies for the damage they are doing?
Rob Frankel -
Subject: Perfect for Cosmo Debris' music video
We spent a ton of time looking for the perfect intro for Cosmo Debris' music video (cosmodebris.mp4). It was the perfect contrast to "Let's Just Forget About the Sex," adding just the right irony. It was special for me, because I grew up with George Putnam here in Los Angeles....even went to watch his newscast live (in those days, they let you be part of a live audience)!
Jim Freund -
Subject: A Must-See...
Journalism students, editors, spin-doctors, and all gullible people need to see just how much a skilled razor blade (or the digital equivalent thereof) can change the reality portrayed in media.
Lewis Payne -
Shows exactly what Prelinger and the Internet Archive collections are for; THIS is the beauty of public domain.
Very well edited and cleverly directed; damn funny, though possibly the funniest thing about this film is the two star review here!
Subject: Just nearly the funniest thing I've seen here
Just an amazing example of what you can do with some footage, a nice editing suite, and a lot of spare time. One of the best clipfilms on here, (but see the original first!). Who know Mr. Putnam had a hidden agenda?
Subject: ART is a LIE that tells the TRUTH
Thanks to some clever editing, the truth behind "Perversion for Profit" is, at long last, revealed. Bluenoses really LIKE pornography! They LOVE to point out the rauncy stuff. As Lenny Bruce said when the prosecuting attorney and judge at his obscenity trial repeatedly quoted a naughty word Bruce used in his act, "I think they LIKED saying 'blah-blah-blah'!"
What a great editing job. I particularly liked the way the audio from the synch shots was timed to overlap into the non-sync shots so that the audio edits would be less noticable. Slick work!
What makes it all the funnier is reading a review written by someone who doesn't understand satire, hates the movie and yet gives it TWO STARS!
Subject: character assassination
Hate somebody? This movie shows how to get even. Get a video of your enemy, delete his spoken words. Now add your venemous words and hey presto, your enemy is shown as a vile,disp,icable person,worthy only of c ontempt.. For legal protection, you add a disclaimer,at the end, in your geek words, saying this was only a joke.,and Putman is silenced, because mud sticks
Steve Nordby -
Subject: A simple yet shocking fact
Even George Putnam can make sense if you take the words and rearrange to reverse the meaning. Reminds me of http://fuckitall.com/bsh
Provides some humorous balance for the paranoia of the original. The truth is always between the extremes.
Rick Prelinger -
Subject: most excellent!
I see an alternate universe to Prelinger Archives has finally been discovered and is yielding surprising and entertaining results.
brilliant. i would love to see you do more of these!
never before have i been so convinced of my duties as an american citizen...to bring pornography to every drug store, malt shop, and newsstand in my neighborhood.
Subject: What Are We Alive For, Except to Get Our Kicks?
Very nice re-editing and twisting of 1950s anti-porno progaganda. "Would you display these magazines on your living room table?" You bet I would!
Subject: Showing how moving images can be minipulated
This film seems to just be a recut of the original but with the exactly opposite message.
Where TV news seems so truthful because it is currently in the hands of very few to make these pieces, I wonder if movies like this and the tools that make them easy will show us the amount of interpretation in every piece.
Onward into a more informed future.